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The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

by Mariana Mazzucato

This book, which builds on the author’s work for a high-impact DEMOS report, debunks the myth of the state as a large bureaucratic organization that can at best facilitate the creative innovation which happens...


Industrial Poverty: Yesterday Sweden, Today Europe, Tomorrow America

by Sven R. Larson

Conventional wisdom says that Europe's crisis is a financial crisis. But is this really the case? In Industrial Poverty, economist Sven R. Larson, challenges this view and suggests instead that Europe is in...


The Power of Public Investment Management: Transforming Resources Into Assets for Growth

by Anand Rajaram & Kai Kaiser

Public resources - if invested well in public infrastructure and services - can catalyze private and community efforts and unleash an inclusive growth and development process. But public investment attracts...


Treasury Markets and Operations

by Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB)

An in-depth look at how banks and other financial institutions manage treasury operations

Created for banking and finance professionals with a desire to expand their management skillset, this book focuses on...


Solvency II: Stakeholder Communications and Change

by Gabrielle O'Donovan

As the deadline for Solvency II approaches, affected entities will find implementing the required policies into everyday practices becomes a major focus. The second edition of Solvency II: Stakeholder Communications...


Municipal Finances: A Handbook for Local Governments

by Catherine D. Farvacque-Vitkovic & Mihaly Kopanyi

The Municipal Finance Handbook aims to help local government practitioners, particularly staff of medium and large cities, improve strategic management of municipal finances. The demands for pragmatic knowledge...


Welcome to GoodCo: Using the Tools of Business to Create Public Good

by Tom Levitt

Welcome to GoodCo follows Tom Levitt's critically acclaimed Partners for Good which postulated that elements within the private sector now understood the social obligations of the corporate citizen and were...


An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States: How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom Change Everything

by Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore & Rex A. Sinquefield

A passionate, detailed, quantified argument for state-level tax reform

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States explains why eliminating or lowering tax burdens at the state level leads to...


The Pro-Growth Progressive: An Economic Strategy for Shared Prosperity

by Gene Sperling

After two consecutive elections in which Democratic candidates failed to turn clear economic advantages into electoral victory, a debate is raging over what the Democrats should donow. The narrow, red state-blue...


The Politics of Public Fund Investing: How to Modify Wall Street to Fit Main Street

by Ben Finkelstein & Felicia Landerman

Until now, there has never been a book to help public fund managers direct fixed-income portfolios while simultaneously balancing politics, or the need to preserve principal, with economics, or the need to optimize...


Pension Games: Bad Decisions and Backroom Deals in Illinois' Public Pension System

by Chicago Tribune Staff & WGN-TV Staff

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley have something in common that could easily become each of their undoing: Chicago's severely underfunded public...


From Foreclosure to Fair Lending: Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit

by Chester Hartman & Gregory D. Squires

This book addresses important issues of the Occupy protest movement for fair lending, fair housing advocacy, and equal opportunity.


Follow the Money

by Kevin Taft, Mel McMillan & Junaid Jahangir

Alberta’s most insightful political commentator is back with another essential book. Kevin Taft, together with economists Mel McMillan and Junaid Jahangir, follows the money to uncover why Alberta—one of...


Health Communication and Mass Media: An Integrated Approach to Policy and Practice

by Rukhsana Ahmed & Benjamin R. Bates

In Health Communication and Mass Media, contributing authors engage and expand upon significant theories informing efforts at mediated health communication; demonstrate the practical utility of these theories;...


Handbook of the Economics of Finance: Corporate Finance

by George M. Constantinides, Milton Harris & Rene M. Stulz

In the 11 articles in this first of two parts, top scholars summarize and analyze recent scholarship in corporate finance.  Covering subjects from corporate taxes to behavioral corporate finance and econometric...


Is Fiscal Policy the Answer?: A Developing Country Perspective

by Blanca Moreno-Dodson

The global financial crisis has reignited interest in counter-cyclical fiscal policy as a critical instrument to provide immediate economic stimulus. But policy makers are also increasingly interested in how...


Beyond the Annual Budget: Global Experience with Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks

by World Bank

What conditions determine the success of Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MDTFs)? How should the implementation of MTEFs be sequenced and coordinated with other budget reforms? What role should organizations...


The Right to Know: Transparency for an Open World

by Ann Florini & Joseph E. Stiglitz

The Right to Know is a timely and compelling consideration of a vital question: What information should governments and other powerful organizations disclose? Excessive secrecy corrodes democracy, facilitates...


Managing Sustainable Development Programmes: A Learning Approach to Change

by Göran Brulin & Lennart Svensson

Managing Sustainable Development Programmes is about understanding the difficulties and complexities of large change programmes and projects in both the private and public sectors. The authors' research reveals...


Partners for Good: Business, Government and the Third Sector

by Tom Levitt

The third sector has increased its business capacity through the experience gained from a decade of providing commissioned services to the public sector. Society today expects employers to do more to engage...